11 Awesome Hot Chocolate Variations

Whether you're adding booze, chiles, or actual snacks, there's a lot more to hot cocoa and the Swiss Miss and dehydrated marshmallows.

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No matter what age you are, hot chocolate has long been the quintessential drink of wintertime. But while childhood memories of sprinkling packets of Swiss Miss into Styrofoam cups at a ski lodge will always be held dear, hot chocolate is finally breaking out of its watery shackles and getting a much-needed upgrade.

From boozed-up cocoa to hot chocolate that doubles as a snack, these cold-weather beverages will keep you winning 'til winter's through.

Step your cocoa game up—here are 11 awesome ways to upgrade your hot chocolate.

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